Tennessee CPA CPE Requirements: Rules and Recommended Courses

Tennessee CPA CPE requirementsTo maintain an active CPA license in Tennessee, certified public accountants have to fulfill a CPE requirement on a biannual basis.

Here is a summary for your reference:

Tennessee CPA CPE Requirements

In Tennessee, CPAs need 80 hours of continuing education during every 2-year reporting period.

Specific Requirements

  • At least 20 hours of CPE credits must be accumulated every year
  • At least 40 hours in each reporting period should be in technical subjects, i.e. accounting, auditing, taxation, or financial advisory
  • If you provide attest services, at least 20 of your 40 hours of technical credits must focus on accounting and auditing
  • At least 2 hours of Board-approved Tennessee-specific ethics
  • Not more than 16 hours can be from magazine reading programs
  • Carryforwards are allowed to next reporting year, up to 24 CPE hours

Further Information

You can also contact the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy for general licensing and CPE information:

  • Address: 500 James Robertson Parkway, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243-1141
  • Email: tnsba@state.tn.us
  • Phone: (615) 741-2550

Where Can I Take These Accounting CPE Courses?

My recommendation is Becker CPA CPE. Discover their course offerings and discounts — you can even try a free CPE course.

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